The accounting major leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. The curriculum integrates a strong accounting, business, technology, and liberal arts education with the requirements for application for various licenses, such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as established by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (Please see the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs website for current licensure requirements.)
Students also participate internships or practicums to get hands-on experience (and make great connections) in the field of accounting—some recent internships have included opportunities with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Fraud and White Collar Crime Investigations Unit, Schneider Downs, Nova Chemicals, BNY Mellon, GNC, and United Way.
The accounting major requires the student to complete 39 credits in accounting as well as courses in the business management and information technology management curriculum. Students can opt for a double major and/or a minor by combining accounting with another discipline by consulting with their advisor.
Where Our Graduates Go
As a well-prepared accounting graduate, you will be expected to advise clients in all facets of accounting and business including communications, management, and finance. The accounting major is designed to give you experience in these areas. Positions for new graduates include Accounting Assistant, Job Cost Accountant, Credit Analyst, Accounting Analyst, and Financial Account Coordinator.
This is just a sample of where our graduates are working
- BNY Mellon
- Advanced Surgical Hospital
- Homer Laughlin China Company
- Production Masters, Inc.
- Forensic Evaluation Litigation
- Crown Castle
- UPMC Children's Hospital
PROGRAMS AND DEGREES IN ACCOUNTING
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